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Perryville Battlefield

Perryville, Kentucky
County of Boyle.
South Buell Street
National Register Number: 66000356
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - battle site. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: KY - 6 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Part is State Park: http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/parks/perryvil.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Site of the battle in October 1862, which climaxed the major Confederate invasion of Kentucky, and in conjunction with the Battles of Antietam, Iuka, Corinth, and Newtonia broke the back of a Confederate offensive along a 1000-mile front.

The historical resource is in excellent condition. The battlefield is described as "pristine." However, the recent threat of development resulted in placing Perryville on the Top 10 Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields list.

Perryville currently contains 668 acres of preserved battlefield.

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